Category: Maternity

Airedale’s first Maternity Open Day

Posted on 01/22/18 by AireAdmin No Comments

The maternity department at Airedale Hospital is inviting the public to join them for their first ever Maternity Open Day. Taking place on Saturday 17 February in the education centre at Airedale Hospital, the Open Day will include a variety of information stalls, a raffle, tombola and face painting, as well as the opportunity to […]

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New CQC research reveals lack of awareness over right to choose where to give birth

Posted on 09/21/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital. The research, which surveyed over 1,000 women who had given birth in England in the last three years, found that 40% either weren’t aware or didn’t feel they had […]

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Staff provide little bags of essentials for new mums in need

Posted on 09/11/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Newborn Hearing Screening Team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust are providing bags of essential products for new mums who come into hospital and are most in need of a little help. The team on ward 21 have worked together to produce Pride Packs.  The packs, which are all packaged in a jersey drawstring bag […]

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Maternity Bereavement Team Award Nomination

Posted on 06/20/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A hospital team which supports families who have lost babies through stillbirth, miscarriage or neonatal death has been nominated for a national award. The maternity bereavement service based at Airedale Hospital has been nominated for a national Butterfly Award, in the Best Hospital Bereavement Service category. The awards recognise the work of organisations and individuals […]

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Airedale ‘Stork Walkers’ step to the top

Posted on 05/26/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

A team of midwives and maternity support workers (MSW) from Airedale NHS Foundation trust have won a national pedometer challenge organised by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The Challenge was part of the RCM’s Caring for You Campaign. Through collaborations with hospitals across the UK this aims to improve staff health and wellbeing. Over […]

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Airedale midwives offer shopping centre drop in for mums to be on 6 May

Posted on 05/03/17 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital’s midwives will be out in the community next week and invite expectant mums to call in and meet them and ask any questions to help celebrate International Day of the Midwife. The midwifery team will be visiting Airedale shopping centre in Keighley on Saturday 6 May between 9.00am and 4.00pm – so that […]

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Newborn hearing screeners celebrate 11 years

Posted on 07/28/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale Hospital’s new-born hearing screeners are celebrating 11 years of screening local babies. The team, which includes four screeners and an administrator, was established over a decade ago to offer all new-born babies a simple screen which can identify the possibility of a hearing loss and the need for further testing by audiology. New parents are offered screening which is safe, simple and minimally invasive. It involves placing a small soft tip into the baby’s ear canal and a soft clicking sound is transmitted down the ear canal to test reactions to sound.

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30th June 2016 – Midwives invite parents and parents-to-be to share experiences

Posted on 06/30/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Midwives from Airedale Hospital are inviting people to join them for a special event to help redesign the midwifery service at the hospital. The Community Midwifery team is asking parents-to-be or anyone who has used midwifery services either at the hospital or out in the community to come along to a special event in Keighley […]

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30 June 2016 – Midwives Invites Parents And Parents-to-Be To Share Experiences

Posted on 06/30/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Midwives from Airedale Hospital are inviting people to join them for a special event to help redesign the midwifery service at the hospital. The Community Midwifery team is asking parents-to-be or anyone who has used midwifery services either at the hospital or out in the community to come along to a special event in Keighley […]

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17 June 2016 – Baby-friendly Is Best For Airedale Maternity Unit

Posted on 06/20/16 by AireAdmin No Comments

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded a Certificate of Commitment in its first step towards gaining international recognition from the Unicef UK (United Nation’s Children’s Fund) Baby Friendly Initiative. The Certificate has been presented to staff June to coincide with National Breastfeeding Celebration Week 18th- 27th June. “We decided to join forces with the […]

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